March 25, 2023

The Besao Multipurpose Cooperative (BMPC), the lead proponent group for the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project-funded Mountain Province Arabica Coffee Enterprise (MPACE), is actively supporting the relief operations in their community arising from the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.

Together with the municipal government, the BMPC has been coordinating with suppliers of goods to be distributed to the residents of Besao who are stuck at home.

BMPC manager Darlin Rodriguez said the facilities they acquired for the implementation of their enterprise are now used for relief operations.

“The truck is used to transport food and other necessities from the municipal boundary to the municipal hall for repacking and also to deliver goods to households especially those residing in the far-flung areas of the municipality,” she said.

Though there are no positive cases in the municipality or the province, the BMPC has offered the MPACE coffee consolidation center located at Barangay Dumdumacog to be used as a temporary isolation facility for persons under investigation.

“These are the least we can do to help our community in this calamity,” Rodriguez said. – Elvy S. Taquio